watch the vampire diaries online

The CW has picked some major winners in the past few years, from Supernatural to The Originals, Arrow to The Flash. In the spring of 2015, The CW announced they were only having to fill one nightly time slot, meaning their cancellation rate was below 10% for the year, a rather impressive feat.

One of The CW’s staple shows as of late has been The Vampire Diaries, one of the more popular series to find itself on the network. The Vampire Diaries, for those of you less familiar, is based off of a popular book series, following the lives of the citizens of Mystic Falls, a town where supernatural beings walk among the mortals.

The Vampire Diaries has been on the air since 2009, with currently over six seasons having passed. Critics were initially wary of the show, but most have stated that after the first season found a groove, the series ended up coming together quite well.

The show is currently The CW’s highest viewed series, as live viewership has floated around 3 million viewers per episode, a really successful number for a smaller network.

So you’re looking to stream The Vampire Diaries online, huh? Well you’ve come to the right place, as below we’ll break down all the places you can currently watch The Vampire Diaries online.

Is The Vampire Diaries on Netflix?

Update 9/28/2015: The Vampire Diaries season six will be on Netflix October 2nd!

You can currently watch the earlier seasons of The Vampire Diaries on Netflix. The most recent season will not be available to stream on Netflix until just before the newest season begins on The CW in the fall. This is a great place to start if you’re looking to watch all the early seasons of The Vampire Diaries.

Stream The Vampire Diaries on Hulu

You can currently stream The Vampire Diaries on Hulu, but you are limited to only the five most recent episodes. It seems to make sense that in the near future Hulu and The CW could become better partners with a larger collection of recent CW episodes, but for now most are limited to only the last five.

The Vampire Diaries on Amazon Prime

If you don’t have a subscription to either of the above services, you can watch The Vampire Diaries on Amazon Instant Video, but they’re going to cost you a few bucks each. Amazon Prime is playing a bit of third fiddle here with The Vampire Diaries, and it doesn’t seem likely this is going to change anytime soon.

Google Play, iTunes

Similar to Amazon Prime, you can buy individual episodes of The Vampire Diaries online on iTunes and Google Play services. While not free like Netflix, this can be a great way to catch a few episodes you might have missed or sample a few episodes to see if you would like The Vampire Diaries.

For the more traditional, you can still buy The Vampire Diaries DVD Collection if you like to own a physical copy of the show for safe keeping.

Will there be another season of The Vampire Diaries?

Great news on this one, The CW has stated numerous times that it is dedicated to a long run with The Vampire Diaries, and we fully expect this to be true for at least the next few years.

Watch a trailer for The Vampire Diaries below: